Cambridge Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department

Open Issues: 73 Closed Issues: 3,175 Acknowledged Issues: 82
Watching issues created after: 2011-10-19

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  • New St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Neighborhood 9

    There’s no city parking, handicap on this whole street! Then you can’t park at danehy park or fresh pond because of the fear getting towed at night.

    Can we please get some resident (City of Cambridge) signs up or parking at danehy overnight?

    I’m a elderly woman who can’t walk far looking for parking all the time.


    Thank you!

  • public safety Archived
    82 Elm St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - The Port
    I called DPW and was told to submit this request. Since the Cambridgeport School has been closed due to C-19, there has been an increase in illegal activity around the school including an attempted break in at the school and people congregating without masks/social distancing. There is also an increase in broken bottles and trash. I am one of the neighbors. We would like to request temporary fencing (high not low) to block off the back of the building. Please do not block the parking lot as some neighbors use it. You may also want to block access to the playground if the City plans to keep it closed as it is used almost daily although not much - usually young children with a masked adult. (The one time there were young teens there without masks/social distancing, I did call the police as I was worried about their health and the health of their families.) We have been in touch with CPS staff member Vedad Konjic about the fencing; he tells us that DPW manages the grounds, not him (he is the Facilities Manager who works with us on a regular basis.). Thank you for your attention to this matter.
  • 35 Cambridgepark Dr - North Cambridge
    I called this vehicle in to the non emergency police line over an hour ago. I don’t think this building management or Cambridge is taking the continued illegal parking here seriously. 2 hours later, there are now 3 vehicles parked illegally. They must think the cones mean special contractor parking.
  • Bike Rack Request Acknowledged
    28 Ellsworth Ave Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Mid-Cambridge
    There is a serious lack of bike parking on this street, which makes it more difficult and complicated for me and my roommates to bike as our primary mode of transportation. I wrote in to request a bike rack 14 months ago, and the city said the sidewalk was too narrow but that they would install more bike racks across the street. These racks were never installed which is why I'm filing a second request. Furthermore, I want to again request bike racks on our side of the street, not just across the street. The bike racks would not make the sidewalk any more narrow than the street trees and tree roots already do.
  • 48 Harvey St Cambridge, Massachusetts - North Cambridge
    a dumpster is on Harvey St, across the street from us. There was a permit that went until mid- JUne. THE DUMPSTER IS STILL THERE! taking up two parking spaces and making a home for rats (yes, I have seen them). Workers are filling it up from pick up trucks- I assume form other jobs at other addresses. Thank You for your time
  • Garden St Cambridge, MA 02138, USA - Neighborhood 9

    illegal parking. there was an empty spot next to them and adequate signage. Driver just idling.

    time 1830
    plate : MA P53619

    MGL 90C section 3

  • Other Archived
    3 Leonard Ave Cambridge 02139, United States - Mid-Cambridge

    Parking without permits or Passes.

    Leonard Av is neighbors to numerous health facilities hospitals rehab Harvard vanguard etc. The parking enforcement on the street of late has been absent. In the past ppl patrolled it twice a day from traffic & parking. Numerous houses are being redone on the street with contractors bringing 3-5 cars per house. It’s not fair to residents buying 25 dollar passes who don’t own drive ways.

  • 369 Harvard St Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA - Mid-Cambridge
    contractor blocks two parking spots with space savers. i thought we have to apply and pay for parking spots for moving and contractors? why can they do it with buckets and a wheel barrel?
  • 1585 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, Massachusetts - Agassiz-Harvard
    Can someone in City Planning please work with Harvard Law to have them establish an Uber Pick up in the circular driveway on their property across from Waterhouse Street? With the protected bike lanes, when events let out, as one did yesterday around 4:45 pm, ubers stop in the driving lane closest to the protected bike lane, pedestrians start cutting across bike lanes with their luggage seemingly without knowing whose uber it is and frequently with outlook looking first: bikes, cars and pedestrians are all in peril as all traffic comes to a sudden halt.
  • 137 Hampshire St Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA - Wellington-Harrington
    While on Hampshire at Elm Saturday 8/15/20 around 10:40am I saw two police officers directing traffic with many construction workers and pedestrians nearby (definitely within 6 feet) and neither police officer was wearing a mask. They also weren't enforcing the mask requirement to those who walked by without a mask on. This is truly absolutely unacceptable. Can civilians issue violation tickets to police officers for failing to follow the governor's orders requiring masks in public?
  • 147 Hampshire Street Cambridge, Massachusetts - Wellington-Harrington

    UPS Truck parked, poorly, in a handicapped spot and completely obstructing the bike lane. I called CPD and was transferred "to a police officer" who transferred me back to the same dispatcher, who finally transferred me to a Lieutenant when I pointed out transferring me in circles is silly.

    Is there a specific person in the Cambridge City Government who is working to address issues like this? If I tried to park like this in my own car it'd be ticketed and towed instantly, so why is it ok for a business to do this? Wouldn't it be better to just install some more loading zones on Hampshire St to meet this need?

  • 1517 Cambridge Street Cambridge Massachusetts - Mid-Cambridge
    The traffic cone was moved and people are parking in the bike lane